Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference on March 27-28th, 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning.
"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."
CFP: Access: Redefining Disability and Mobility Studies (March 20-21, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline Extended for Abstracts. FINAL DEADLINE: February 1 by midnight
Consequences of "the Fall": Growth and Decline in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture
Very few aspects of late medieval and early modern literature and culture remain untouched by the Fall, concepts of original sin, and considerations of man's place in a postlapsarian world. Concerns over the state of the soul, right governance and maintenance of the commonweal, and engagement with the natural world were shaded by a need to recoup the loss incurred by the expulsion from Eden.
Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015
Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:
Call for Paper
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.
FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30th
Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of the history of the English language. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome. By Friday, May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biography, and description of audio/visual equipment requirements to Kevin Psonak, Georgia Southern University, at KPsonak@GeorgiaSouthern.edu.
We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):
• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals
As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.
Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015
"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)
Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)